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Photos: Winter Welcome Festival 2017

This January, more than 100 refugee families who arrived in Washington this past year received a warm welcome to our community! Hundreds of community members joined us for the Winter Welcome Festival, where gifts were distributed to newcomer families and we celebrated the new year together with food, games, crafts, and lots of fun!

Thank you to all of the sponsors who contributed gifts, our event volunteers who organized gifts, food, & activities, and to all of the families who joined us for this fun event! If you're interested in participating in the next Winter Welcome as a family sponsor or by coordinating an activity for the festival, please Seattle [at] Rescue.org (email us) to let us know.

Photos courtesy of IRC Volunteer, Gillian Peckham. Check out our Facebook page for more photos from this awesome community event.